Monday, September 28, 2009

Eseed: Sin - A Disappointment

Read James 1:1-15
A gunman in Cincinnati waited for a bartender as he locked up his business in preparation to go home. As the bartender turned to go, the thief grabbed the bag the bartender was carrying and ran down the street. Coming to a dark corner he opened the bag and found – garbage. What a disappointment.

But every act of sin has its own built-in disappointment. You imagine that your sin will make you happy, wise, or rich. But it doesn’t. The end is always disappointment, despair, and, ultimately, death. For the Bible says, “Sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.”

Want life? The satisfying, overcoming, never-ending life? Try the Lord.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I have made a mess of my life. Break for me the habits that I can’t break. Deliver me from the guilt and grief of sin. Cleanse me and consecrate me: through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

eSeed: Out Of Sight, Not Out Of Existence

Read John 14:1-6

Ellis Wood picked me up at the Metter Airport to fly me to a meeting. As we flew farther out of sight, Mrs. Guido said, “There he goes!”

Where? Out of existence? No, out of sight.

When we buzzed the airport in the other city, friends said, “Here he comes.”

That’s dying to a Christian.

All through our lifetime we have guardian angels. The last thing they do for us is to carry us home to heaven. As we leave this earth, friends say, “There he goes.”

As our Lord welcomes us home to heaven, He says, “Here he comes.”

How wonderful it will be to exchange earth for heaven. Will you?

Prayer: I come to Thee, Father. Save me from sin and its consequences. Deliver me from the judgment and its doom. I thank Thee that Thou art with me, and that one day I will be with Thee in heaven: through Christ. Amen.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

eSeed: Not Of Self

Read Ephesians 2:8-10

“Help!” cried a man who was trapped in an elevator between floors.

“Keep cool,” cried the manager, “keep cool! We’ll have you out in no time. I’ve called for the elevator mechanic.”

“I AM the elevator mechanic,” confessed the trapped man.

Self-sufficiency may be good for some things, but not for all things. Take, for example, a drowning man. He can’t save himself by grabbing himself by the hair and lifting up.

Self-reliance is a virtue. But Savior-reliance is vital for salvation. The Bible says, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Call His name, won’t you?

Prayer: Father, we thank Thee for Thy Son, who loved us and gave Himself for us. Help us who have called upon His name for salvation to bring honor to His name: in His name. Amen.